Calling All Gamer Women!
Where are you? I know I’m not the only woman in my thirties who loves gaming, I know there are more of you, but you’re so hard to find. When I started gaming there weren’t that many girls around me who played. While I was playing SimCity, Mario Kart and Street Fighter, the girls in my year were all off doing, well, anything but gaming. I played with the guys, my main best friends were guys and that’s the way it has been all of my life,gs pretty much.
When my daughter started school ( a fellow gamer, yay!) I would talk to mums, try to build a connection but we really had very little in common. I was hyped about Zelda or Fable and they were your typical amazing mums who loved to cook muffins, help out at the school fair and perhaps have a glass or two (or 10) of wine on a Friday night and gossip. I’ve spent my time with these mums but we really didn’t connect at all. I’ve just never found a mum that gamed. They’d always say they have no time, yet they watch all the soaps and will happily spend the entire evening in front of the television. Let me make one thing clear, if that’s what you want to do then please go ahead. All I want to do is find some gamer women on here or on Twitter.
Gaming is an excellent way of relaxing, exercising your brain, using your imagination, learning and adventuring all from your home. There are incredible communities out there to connect with, friends to be made. Some games are like reading a book, but you get to play out the words and explore the world like only a game will allow. You get to make choices, solve puzzles, investigate crimes, solve mysteries, explore new worlds, fight, play, blow stuff up, be someone new, perform magic, form relationships, build, create, destroy… You get to have outrageous fun doing the most stupid things that make you laugh so hard. Mums, if you haven’t ever played a console, PC or a handheld then please give it a try. There are games out there for everyone and you’re bound to find loads that you’ll love.
I do know I’m not alone as I have found a few mums in some of the communities I’ve joined over the years. I also know that the average gamer is now 31 years old and 48% of gamers are female, so you are out there! I don’t care if you’re a mum or not, but I would love to see how many female gamers that I can find. So if that sounds like you, please come and connect with me on Twitter and let me know what you’re playing. It would be great to say hello. And gamer guys, you’re more than welcome to join in too!